Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Thank you for your kind comments, prayer and support this past year--I thank God for each of you. My prayer for you is that in 2009 you will live a life that is more God centered, Christ glorifying and bible saturated than this past year and that you will be determine to share the Gospel as much as you can. :-)

Well, Emilio and I ended up sending Christmas cards after all. Thank you for submitting your ideas of what you do for cards each year. Many of your comments were helpful.

Below is what we put on the back of our cards.

Dear Family and Friends,

We want to thank God for all the incredible blessings He has given us, most importantly the love of God, family and friends. If you have received this today, know that we love you very much and we pray that 2008 has been a great year for you and that in 2009 you will serve God with all of your heart. It may be that there are some out there who receive our cards year after year who might not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord and we want to encourage you this Christmas season, to consider the most important thing in life--knowing God personally through having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose again from the dead to give all those, who sincerely repent of their sins and place their faith in Him, eternal life. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). "Truly these times of ignorance God has overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:30). "But God demonstrates His own love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). We are thankful for each of your lives and we love you all so very much! Merry Christmas!

Emilio and Trisha Ramos


Frank said...

Thanks for the encouragement. This would be a good idea next year. How did you get them to print stuff on the back?

Fish with Trish said...

Frank, I actually printed it off my computer then cut it out and glued the message on the back of the photo card. :-)

Esly Carrero said...

Excellent idea!
A photo & a tract in one for family & friends! Thanks for sharing! :D